Friday, February 6, 2009

Is this legal?

On Grant Avenue between Sutter and Bush I came upon a building that had been completely covered with an advertisement (I believe it use to be a antique store) - is this legal? It is so, so ugly!!!!

February 6, 2009 - Friday

Black History Month Kickoff
When: February 6, 2009 - Friday
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and the San Francisco African American Historical Cultural Society invite you to join them at the 2009 Black History Month Kickoff Celebration.

February 7, 2009 - Saturday

*19th Annual San Francisco Chinatown Community Fair
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Grant Avenue from California to Broadway, Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton, Washington & Jackson Street from Kearny to Stockton, San Francisco
What: Community Fair

Bell Market Employee Farewell
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Park adjacent to Noe Valley Farmer's Market, San Francisco
What: Ceremony to honor Bell Market employees. Join the Board of the Noe Valley Farmer's Market and other long-time shoppers and neighbors in honoring the service provided by the workers of Bell Market which will permanently close on February 15, 2009. (will be replaced by Whole Foods).

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade

Wine and Wishes 2009 benefiting the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
5 to 7:30 p.m. Gourmet Food an Wine Tasting
8 to 11 p.m. - Winemaker Dinner
Where: Treasure Island, San Francisco
What: An exceptional epicurean experience highlighting the extraordinary chefs and winemakers of the Bay Area. Samplings from over 60 restaurants and wineries. Executive chefs: Daniel Patterson, Coi Restaurant, Elizabeth Falkner, Citizen Cake & Orson, Roland Passot, La Folie, Emily Luchetti, Farallon, Nick's Cove and Waterbar. Gourmet Tasting $150 per person; Winemaker Dinner $350 per person.
Contact Information:

World Affairs Council - Madeleine Albright and Daughters
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Intercontinental, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Sharing Values Across Generations - Madeleine Albright and Daughters. Join in honoring former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her daughters, Alice, Anne and Katie, in conversation with Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the Global Philanthropy Forum.
Co-Chairs: Sara and Sohaib Abbasi, Safia Abbasi and Falz Abbasi, Maureen Blanc & Family, Joanna Ballou and Ruthie Conway Ballou, Senator Boxer and Family, Elizabeth Colton & Family, Simone Coxe, Michael and Susan Dorsey and Family, Bill Draper, Senator Dianne Feinstein Richard C. Blum and Judge Katherine Feinstein, Richard and Bea Heggie, Martha Sam Hertelendy, George and Beverly James, David and Anita Keller, Lisa nad Charly Kleissner and Family, Carol Larson and Hana & Britta Kajimura, Susan & Gib Myers, JaMel & Tom Perkins, Carrie Schwab Pomerantz, Harriet Meyer Quarre & Simone Quarre, Kavita N. Ramdas and Mira Husnara Ahmad, Anne Kenner and Jim, Sally & Will Scopa, Roselyne Chroman Swig and Susan Swig
Dinner Ticket: $300.
Information: www.itsyourworldorg

February 8, 2009 - Sunday

Carolyn Cassady Booksigning
When: February 8, 2009 - Sunday
1 to 7 p.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Fourth Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash with special guest Carolyn Cassady. Carolyn will be signing her recently updated and re-released "Off the Road". There will be a silent auction, a raffle, special guests and musical interludes.

Winemakers of the Richmond District and Upper Panhandle and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - Wine Tasting
When: February 8, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finlley Road @ Arguello Gate, San Francisco
What: Wine Tasting Event. Enjoy appetizers and tasting from twenty wineries.
Participating Wineries, AP Vin, August West, Barham Mendelsohn, Calera, Carica, Foggy Bridge, Freeman, Harrington, Husic, Ici/La-Bas, Karen Culler, Mojon's Bench, Peay, Pellegrini Family Vineyards, Qupe, Roar, The Industrial, Uvaggio, Verdad, Wolfe Family Vineyards
Tickets $50 each. All proceeds benefit the Richmond District Libraries Campaign that is raising funds to furnish and equip the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks and Anza Branches.
Information: Marian Chatfield-Taylor

February 9, 2009 - Monday

California, the Crisis and the Next Social Contract
When: February 9, 2009 - Monday
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, Blue Room, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: New America Foundation will host a daylong conference to bring together state and national leaders in the areas of health care, economic growth and infrastructure and higher education to discuss how the current crisis is challenging states and threatening the economic opportunity and security that is essential to an attainable American Dream.
Participants include Amy Dominguez-Arms, Leif Wellington Haase, Bill Lockyer, David Osborne, F. Noel Perry, Matt Salo, Roy Romer, Pat Callan, Michael Dannenberg, Gary Locke, Kim Belshe, Jacob Hacker, Crystal Hayling, Len Nichols, Carol Galante, Rey Ramsey and Lisa Margonelli. Free Event
Claudie Kiti Bustamante

*Board of Supervisors - Public Safety Committee
When: February 9, 2009 - Monday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Review the San Francisco Police Department's traffic stop protocols.
  • Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice report on public safety conditions.
Members: Campos, Mirkarimi, Alioto-Pier

*Board of Supervisors - Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: February 9, 2009
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Hayes Street two-way restoration
  • Hearing on Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan
  • Report on City's Economic Stimulus Package
Members: Maxwell, Mar, David Chiu

Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club - Meeting
When: February 9, 2009
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center at Market at Octavia, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. 2009 Board takes over.

Edward Albee
When: February 9, 2009
8 p.m.
Where: JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Evening with three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. $25. Public

February 10, 2009 - Tuesday

SPUR - The future of San Francisco's Waterfront Open Space
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: From Crissy Field on the north to being-planned Seawall Lot 337 south of the ballpark to Bayfront Park at Mission Bay to a proposed park at Hunter's Point designed for ArcEcology and the California Coastal Commission, Hargreaves Associates landscape architects are helping determine how San Francisco meets its edge. Join Senior principal Mary Margaret Jones as she discusses how each are different, who they serve, and what they are intended to make in totality. $5. non - members

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting. Item off agenda:
  • Modifying election procedures and deadlines for a June 2, 2009 election
  • Commending Margaret Brodkin on over 30 years of service on behalf of San Francisco children and families being sponsored by Dufty, Maxwell, Avalos, Campos, Mirkarimi and Chiu.

Black History Month - Celebrating Change
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology, 2415 Third Street, Suite 230, San Francisco
What: Join BAYCAT in celebrating Black History Month. CBS 5 and The CW 44/Cable 12 invite you to Black History Month. Join Robert Lyles, CBS 5 Reporter as Master of Ceremonies.
Rosa sat, so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Obama could run, Obama ran so our children could fly.

San Jose Town Hall with Gavin Newsom
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Community Center, 901 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, Ca.

*Beth Lisick - "Helping Me Help Myself"
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Will review her book that just came out in paperback.

February 11, 2009 - Wednesday

Mayors' Newsom and Dellums Economic Forecast
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Hilton, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Mayor Newsom and Mayor Dellums will discuss the future of their cities at the San Francisco Business Times Annual Mayors' Economic Forecast Breakfast. $95.
Information: Jacquie Bischoff

*Board of Supervisors - Budget and Finance Committee
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Off the agenda:
  • Gross Receipts Tax
  • 0.50% Sales Tax increase for emergency health and human services and public protection
  • Payroll expense tax
  • Hearing to consider budget updates from the Mayor's Budget Office, the Controller's Office and various departments
Members: Avalos, Mirkarimi, Carmen Chu

SPUR - Funding services during a budget crisis: Ideas from the Municipal Executives' Association
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: MEA has been working with the City on a comprehensive and collaborative effort to improve how San Francisco funds and sustains vital services. New Report "A Call for Policy-Based Budgeting in an Era of Diminishing Resources and Expanding Needs". Eileen Hirst, MEA President and Rebecca Rhine, MEA Executive Director share their ideas. $5 non-members

Access to Quality Education
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. Donor Reception
7 to 8:30 p.m. Evening Program
Where: San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Breakthrough San Francisco at SFDS (formerly Summerbridge) for a special fundraising event in celebration of our 15th Anniversary. "Access to Quality Education: Challenges and Solutions". Speakers: Carlos Garcia, Al Adams and David E. Jackson.
RSVP: Elane Foppiano

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - Happy Hour
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Soluna Lounge, 272 McAllister, San Francisco
What: Happy hour.

Open Space Community Workshop
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, Moscow Street at Italy Avenue, San Francisco
What: Soliciting participation and opinions about the future of open space in San Francisco. Hosted by Friends and Advocates of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior, the District 11 Council and New Mission Terrace.

Lost Landscapes III: Film Fragments of San Francisco
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Counterpulse, 1310 Mission Street at 9th Street, San Francisco
What: Rick Prelinger presents new material including family life in the neighborhoods and newly discovered color footage of the Golden Gate International Exposition. Audience helps identify mysterious rarely-seen views of San Francisco Free

February 12, 2009 - Thursday

*Lincoln/Darwin Bicentennial Birthday Double-Bill
When: February 12, 2009 - Thursday
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the 200th birthday of two giants of the 19th century who were both born on the same day - President Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Join us for Mary Todd Lincoln's almond cake (Abe's favorite) and a showing of two films:
Abraham Lincoln by D.W. Griffith and Inherit the Wind directed by Stanley Kramer

*Open House - Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
When: February 12, 2009 - Thursday
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 13th Assembly District Office, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300, San Francisco
What: You are invited to a Open House with Assemblyman Ammiano. Bring your ideas, questions and concerns about legislative issues. Refreshments and food will be served.

*Central Market Community Benefit District "Love Thy Neighborhood"
When: February 12, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: 418 Jessie Street (Mint Plaza), San Francisco
What: Join community leaders, neighbors and stakeholders in supporting CMCBD's Communty Guides Program and recognizing those who are helping to enhance the Central Market district.
Special welcome by Phi Ting, Assessor-Recorder and guest speaker Chip Conley, Founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality.
Live music, horsd'oeuvres, cocktails and networking.
$35. advance ticket, $50
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*League of Women Voters- The Women Who Could be President Gala
When: February 12, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco
What: Community leaders who will received its "Women Who Could be President Award"
  • Julie Castro Abrams, CEO of Women's Initiative for Self-Employment
  • Michela Alioto-Pier, member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Diane Jones Lowrey, Director of Marketing at Levi-Strauss and community leader
  • Lisa Stevens, Executive Vice President, Regional President of Wells Fargo and education advocate
  • Carolyn Wente, leader of Wente Families Estates and philanthropist
Celebration will be hosted by Cheryl Jennings of KGO-TV and chaired by Chandra Friese.
$150. non-members

*Merla Zellerbach - " Secrets In Time"
When: February 12, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m. (note - change in time)
Where: Books Inc. at the Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Merla Zellerbach will discuss her book "Secrets in Time".

*"Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915"
When: February 12, 2009, Thursday
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Randall Museum Theatre, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco
What: "Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915" with speaker Nancy DeStefanis. Learn about the Panama Pacific Exposition. Free

February 13-15 - Friday/Saturday/Sunday

*World's Largest Antiquarian Book Fair
When: February 13-15 2009 - Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco
What: 42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair. $15. on Friday, valid for re-entry all weekend; and $10. on Saturday and Sunday.

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